Atrial septostomy in patients supported with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Analysis of the IMPACT registry data

, Kevin F Kennedy, Robert N Vincent & Kevin O Maher
Background:Patients with severe cardiac dysfunction, supported on extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), develop left atrial hypertension and often warrant atrial decompression. The procedural risks and outcomes, however, are not well established. Objective of this study is to understand the utilization, safety, and outcomes of atrial septostomy in children supported on venoarterial ECMO utilizing the IMPACT registry database.Methods:Data from 55 independent sites reporting to the registry was used for this descriptive study. Patients supported with cardiac ECMO...
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